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The purpose of this 308 Construction Project Management is one of many construction management classes online that provide a framework for understanding the project manager’s roles, responsibilities, processes and procedures. Students will learn the stages of the project, dispute resolution, project financing, feasibility, bidding and contracting.

Students will learn about cost and risk control as well as developing and applying policies and procedures. Learning and fully taking in this material will prepare students for all of the other project management construction online courses we offer.

Other topics will include subcontractor management, purchasing and components of a good purchase order. Project start up and close out techniques will be covered too, as these are essential for construction management classes online. 


A self paced course can be started at any time. You must complete the course within 10 weeks but you can work through the course as quickly as you like.

There are no weekly goals and no interaction with other students. Please check your inbox to read additional information in your welcome email.


By the end of this 308 Construction Project Management online class you will:

Know the different project delivery systems and how each affects the role of the project management team

Understand owner feasibility studies, methods of delivery, programming and design

Know how to manage the flow of project information during the various phases of the project

Be able to manage various types and sources of risk that are the primary responsibility of the project supervisor

Understand the role of planning and scheduling in the pre-construction phase of a construction project

Understand the how and why of estimating

Be able to manage the mobilization and organization of a project in the field

Understand the basics of expediting materials, equipment orders, and the inspection and approval processes

Understand how project financing and insurance plays a role in modern construction management, cash flow, and project cost control

Understand the typical contracts used in the construction industry

Understand and recognize the Specifications and the Order of Precedence and its use in risk management

Be able to coordinate the close out of a construction project

Determine the best course of action to getting paid

Be able to apply subcontractor management techniques

Understand how corporate policies and procedures can affect the management of the project

It is important that the student keep up with this class and all other construction management classes online in order to not fall behind. Course modules will be made available to students on Sunday of each week. Class work must be completed before the following Monday. Students will not be able to work ahead of the class although reading assignments will be made available in advance.

Students Learn Online Courses


Each week you will have online class discussions (15 points) and a quiz (10 points).It is important that the student keep up with the class and not fall behind in any of our construction supervisor continuing education courses.

Course modules will be made available to students on Sunday of each week. Class work must be completed before the following Monday. Students will not be able to work ahead of the class although reading assignments will be made available in advance. Actual dates that modules will become available will be posted in advance on the course calendar.


Graded assignments will consist of one quiz for each module and participation in at least two class discussions. Each quiz will count 5 points, class discussions will count 15 points per module.  There are two case studies that count 25 points in Module 5 and Module 10.

You can see that I consider class discussions to be a very important part of this course.  Students learn more and learn better when they discuss the topic at hand.  For that reason, I consider the regular weekly discussions to be even more important than the weekly quizzes.

Grades will be posted on a weekly basis.  You will have full access to your grade sheet so you will be able to keep track of how you are doing at all times.

Your overall grade in the course will be determined by the total number of points you have accumulated on quizzes and assignments.

The grading scale is as follows:


225 to 250 points


200 to 224 points


175 to 199 points


Anything less will be considered an unauthorized withdrawal from the course

You will be given more information about the grading and other course matters in the Orientation Module.


Construction Project Management A Complete Introduction by Alison Dykstra, AIA, CSI

ISBN 978-0-9827034-9-6


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